Channel: Siraj Wahhaj
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is Salaam Alaikum
Bismillah R Rahman Rahim Alhamdulillah
shalom Allah, Allah, Allah Allah who washed the hula shriek Allah, Masha Allah Mohammed and I'm Dora Salam Abad on brothers and sisters I'm again thankful and honored to be here tonight to speak to you for a few moments.
Before I speak, I want to say a word or two about this illustrious Imam in them Kashif
Ally's my witness. I love him so much.
And I will let you know
if you give him any difficulty, I'm gonna take them to bring him to New York.
Nancy, remember, let me know they don't treat you right. You better treat him good. Cuz you got a good email.
And we need some imams you know, a mad at Dallas, Texas because they want to bring all the Imams here. That's not right. Really? That's not right. Yeah, really. That's that's bad. And they, they actually tried to get me. I said not gonna happen.
Um, I want to
speak to you tonight for a few minutes about, about attitude.
As you can hear from my football, I am
deeply concerned about our future, our youth.
I am an optimistic person by nature. I have a lot of hope. But also, I know reality.
Mm, I have a doctor.
My doctor is very positive.
So whenever I just had my yearly examination, he said Suraj your blood pressure's good. Cholesterol is good.
Then, you know he went on and on but he makes me feel really good. But my doctor he makes me feel really good. But now I'm like this doctor Give it to me straight. I don't know about you. I rather you tell me. Tell me It's okay. This is not good news. Tell me so I can fix it right.
So as to where I am
alarmed, blessed me to make a couple of weeks ago. And one of the brothers whom I love scholar Mohammed Salah.
He told me of a parent came to him complaining about their child.
he wouldn't make Salah he doesn't fancy doesn't do any of the things that Muslims do.
So the Imam said, I'll speak to him. And he spoke to the young man.
And he said, don't you don't you believe? Yeah, I believe.
But why are you not practicing? He said Eman. What I'm going to do is right before I die, I'm going to say la ilaha illAllah Muhammad Rasulullah.
So this one I want to talk about this statement that the young man made.
Over the years, I found out from some of the youth
This is the attitude.
I'm gonna go now and have my fun.
Later on, when I get older, I'm going to come back to the dean, I'm going to practice you may have some of that in your family, some of your children you may see them, they in and out of Islam. I want to talk about that mentality.
Allah mentions in Quran it no more, and launch a DVD club analog for him. You better know that Allah is strong in punishment on one hand, but he's Forgiving and Merciful on another.
So I feel as a Muslim.
A kind of ambivalence.
Yes, I'm hopeful that I go to gender. I'm very hopeful. But I am frightened of the of the hellfire.
I don't know about you how you feel about it. I get nervous. I don't. I don't think I got it made as much as I do. As many places I go. As many talks as I give many fundraisers that I give I don't think will lie. I don't think I got it made.
And so what I want to talk about tonight is no matter how much good you do never feel complacent.
always feel nervous. And I'm going to give an example I'm going to open an ass was on his deathbed
and he turned away from the people and face the wall and he started crying, uncontrollably crying in the sun, Abdullah ibn Ahmad ibn Al Asada and hula.
He tried to console his father and remind them of all the good that he did.
So his father turned around and he faced the people
and said, I have been through three phases in my life.
Phase number one, I hate it, Mohammed Salama Allah, he was sudden them, and there's no one on Earth, that I hated more than him. If I could have I would have killed him. If remember, US fought in the Battle over against sort of pseudo lies on Sunday.
He said, had I died then? For sure. I would have been in the hellfire.
But Allah guided me to Islam.
And I went to the Prophet alayhi salatu was Salam. I said, Hold out your hand and the Prophet stretched out his hand he's going to take back.
And when the Prophet alayhi salaatu wa Salaam reached out to take his hand, he pulled it back.
In the Prophet asked them why why you pull back, he said, I want to become Muslim with condition.
The Prophet said what condition that I be forgiven my sins.
And Alayhi salat wa salam said, Don't you know that when you become Muslim, Allah forgive you or your persons. When you make Hodge, Allah forgive you all your past sins. When you make hedra, Allah forgive you, all of your sins. So he sets forth his hand, and hamdulillah he became Muslim, he said, had died at that moment, I would have been reasonably sure that I've gone to Jannah
then he said, but then the third stage, there has been things and I know what he's talking about. Maybe in chalon a few minutes. By the way, this is a short talk. This is a very, very short talk ay ay. ay b. What are 805
Abby shot that
if I'm not finished by 12 midnight, I'll be shocked.
whoa, that's that's not that's not bad, right.
See, the funny thing about it is they're laughing. When they look up what is Tobin? Right is Oh, he was serious.
this is the deal.
The Prophet alayhi salatu was Salam said,
I should have filled
this famous Hadith. We mentioned 10 Sahaba. In one Hadith, going to Jenna
is called Asher Asher the mobile Shireen. These are the 10 promised agenda while they are live. Abubakar Felton, omafra Jana Osman Ali Taha Abdul Rahman have been out and so forth. These are the 10 Sahaba
what if you knew for sure?
No doubt about it. That you will go to Jenna for sure. No, no matter what you did?
No matter what you did you guarantee gender. How would you feel?
I got to me.
How would you feel?
Would you do less?
You say no.
or would you do more?
my thesis tonight
is that you can tell
I follow? I like sports. I like basketball. In fact, I'm letting you know publicly I challenge the Imam to basketball. Yes, me and the Imam but because I love him so much. I'm not going to let anyone watch.
I don't want you to see
him. Um, you know, Mr. Mr. Hayward.
You know him right. We were in Connecticut.
And the brothers told me every session. Mmm. So hey, before he gave his lecture, he told the people what he's going to do the Imam Suraj on a basketball.
So what they did, they made a tape of me
challenging him to a game of basketball and they played it before his lecture.
So then he said he mom made me 12 midnight at the basketball court. I can't. I'm from New York. You can you can find me.
So had my sneakers on 12 Midnight in Miami didn't show up.
So one o'clock I'm gonna go back to my room, so I'm starting to go and here he comes.
With a Boston Celtics uniform on that's disrespect.
Really. So now I have to hurt him. You can tell him I said this by the way. So we played the game mean him it's on tape.
And the only way I can describe what I did to him, when I finished I had to make talbo to Allah.
Why you do that until the shake? So shake there'll be no witnesses.
how would you How would you act?
The Prophet peace and blessings be upon him said huddle, automatic coordinate
formula dinner, you know home formula dinner, you know, the best among almost my generation. And then the generation that follows it and then the generations that follows it.
We got no guarantee.
alanna give us personally a guarantee. He didn't call you by name, like the Prophet Alayhi Salam called them by name.
The most striking example is the Prophet himself. salaallah salaam. Aisha radula. Anna, she said that one night.
camel lane, the prophet. He prayed so long that his feet begin to crack.
And she asks a question that all of us would ask.
limit test no Heather Walker, the governor has met the man or woman
of profit. Why don't you do that? Why are you doing all of this when a law has already forgiven you, your persons and your future sins? Think about that. We make sense every day. Starting with who's starting with the forest man. Adam Alayhi salat wa salam. People think that Allah gave him the commandment don't eat from the tree. This will people think Allah did something more profound than this. Let's see what Allah said. kumagaya Adam buscopan anthroposophical Jana, baka landmannalaugar hi to ship Toma.
had the surgery for the akuna minal dalemain. He didn't say just don't eat from the tree. He said don't even go near a tree.
And the key with most of us is that he disobeyed that first thing about going near lead.
Not just don't commit Zina, don't go near it.
Want to see how many of us have the have the the the, you know, have the strength to say to the Imam, Imam, here's my phone, you go to the history. And you see where I'm going, what what, you know,
what sites do I go on?
This thing here will lie. He is great. I do a lot of research with this with my iPad and all of that is good. If you use it for good. Television is neither good nor bad is what you do with it. There are good things in TV, excellent things that you can watch. And then the things that's bad is like money. Money is neither good nor bad is what you do with it. You can take money and buy a build the masjid, you can build the library or you can use money to buy some or or or or so forth and so on.
So, my question is, if you were assured that you're going to go to Jenna, what would you do? The same. The Prophet Alayhi salat wa salam he said I will come on your hammer
Babel, Jenna, to the gate of Gen.
to open up.
Not that the gate agenda
and the angel, the guardian of the agenda will say,
men enter Who are you?
Kala toto i was i will say, Mohammed, Salah saddam.
And the angels say because of you, I have been commanded not to let anyone in before you.
Nobody going in the agenda before the Prophet peace and blessing be upon him. Not only is he going, a nobody going ahead of him.
This is what Allah has, has blessed him with.
And despite of all of that
he's the best of us. He didn't slip up at all.
We ask people for money. We ask people for money to build messages. We ask for people for money to maintain the messages in their sub people with money in their pocket, and they won't bills
because they feel I've given I've given in the past Jedi or whatever. And he said, No Selena Rasulullah sallallahu Sallam Sharon for call Allah never was a prophet x. And he said no, he never said no. So when you see the Prophet peace and blessing be upon him, he's always there on the front line every way.
He even said that, I would love to fight in the way of Allah and be slain, and then resurrected again and slain again, and then be resurrected again and slain again, in the way of Allah subhanho wa Taala.
Everything every he fears a lot more than us. You mean you fed the hell fire you feel a lot going to punish you. And you know, you go on a journey. And you're the first one to go to the gate of gentlemen.
In spite of that, spite of that, he still kept on working, worship and in doing everything. What about us? We got no guarantee. Let me talk about this young man.
I was at
Reagan airport a couple years ago.
At my gate he was air was during the month of Ramadan.
And I'm sitting down at my gate reading the Koran.
And a man he comes to me and says,
skills me sir, is that the core annual reading? I said yes. He said, I used to read the Quran.
And then he said, Is this the month of Ramadan? I said yes.
Are you faster? I said yes. He said I used to fast.
And then he said, I used to be Muslim.
And when he said that I close my book. And I started to talk to him because I knew he needed someone to talk to. And we spoke and we spoke and I said to him
You used to be a Muslim. What happened? He said, I became angry at God.
You became angry at God? He said yes. So I'm talking to him. So then they make the announcement. My plane is about to board.
So I get up. I said Sir, I have to go now because my plane is about to be boarding now he said, I work in this airline. And that plane cannot move until I tell it to move Sit down.
I say Yes, sir.
The reason I sat down is because I know he needed to talk. I think that day he came back to Allah Allah knows best. Just talking to him, you know, seeing his response. And you never know. This is the thing I want to say this is the point I want to leave with you.
If Allah is so magnanimous
That he gives us this gift.
Why should we
become complacent? I give an idea. I'm going to give more and more.
I'm gonna give
more credence a little bit to what that young man said a
couple of things.
Remember my thesis is you can't tell everybody everything.
Some people can handle it.
Imagine some people on baseball I know some of them
have everybody wants his big contract. They want to sign a contract for $300 million, you know, 10 years stuff like that.
Some people you can't give them big contracts like that. Because the moment you do they sit down
because now they got what they wanted. They got the big contract and they sit down.
Likewise, people, many of them you get a big contract of Jen.
Some will sit down. I got it made a
couple of things.
The profit that is salat wa salam said,
Men Yes. hadoo La ilaha illallah wa under Mohammed or Subala harm Allah Allah He know
Whoever bears witness that there's no God but Allah and that Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah, Allah has made haram for them the fire Allah,
know the Hadith whoever dies Laila.
Dollar General, the gold agenda
and the more you need these kinds of hobbies, the more you say.
The Prophet Alayhi salat wa salam said jabril
lei Salaam Sallam said to me,
whoever says Laila him Allah, Muhammad Rasul Allah,
Allah will given Jenna
I said to jabril, who ends
in South Africa, even if they committed Zina, even if they committed adultery, even if they committed fornication, even if they stole and jabril said, ins
in South Africa, even if they committed the sin. And if they committed
someone the Prophet told us to absorb,
about Vioxx, the same question, even if they committed adultery, even if they stole and the Prophet said yes. He said it again. He said three times in the fourth time, the prophet said, despite a bizarre
an apple dog went on saying, despite a bulldog, meaning that you can't imagine
one more I can give a million of them. Can I give you a couple of more?
You got time, man is Friday night, right? This is your night. What you do Friday night. I wanna I want to know what you all do Friday night.
Listen to this one.
because of the lease, so that was some words, this word random behind the Prophet, I think what do you say donkey? And the Prophet said, Yeah.
Do you know a temporary mahaki Allah Allah Abadi. Do you know what right Allah has over his slaves and what right the slaves have over Allah
with us, I mean, mon salon has mentioned you know best he says, Allah is right over his slave, that he is to be worshipped, none to worship besides Him.
And then listen to what he said.
And the slaves rights, right? Allah is that if they worship Him, and none, him,
Allah will not punish him.
inomata said Subhan Allah He said, yo sabula should I not inform the people about this?
The Prophet said no,
because they will depend upon that.
You can tell everybody everything.
And then it said that Abu God did not repeat that until he was about to die. Because now he has to tell it. And the Prophet Alayhi salat wa salam knew that he would say it, but he was saying in a time when people grown up enough so that they can handle it. Some people can do it.
You know, I love the companions, all of them my favorite two companions. I bet you I want you to think about
your favorite three companions.
Everybody putting in mind three companions.
How many of you included arbok? Raise your hand. A lot. Look at them. Look at their cell phone, Allah.
Allah. How many included in the three? Omar?
I thought so.
I love him Really? As my man.
But he makes me nervous.
The more you read about oma and make you nervous, like for instance, I would never read the Quran around Omar.
He may drag me
and said we will you while you read the Quran?
No, this history like
so to farrakhan I think was his name.
One companion, I can't remember his name was reading sold to farrakhan. And he said, while he was praying and he said started grab him in his prayer. But I was patient and wait to finish. And when he finished,
he said, Who taught you to recite like that? He said the Prophet? He said no, the Prophet told me and grabbed them by the neck and drag them to the Prophet. This is this
is Korean, Muslim Hadees.
So this The Prophet said
what he said he hadn't written Serato solo in a way unlike you told me, he told him to read it. And he was he recited it. He said this is the way it was recited. Now Alma you decided Omar decided differently? He said That's correct. The Quran has been revealed in seven different ways. So Omar has like this, right? He is he was like, committed dedicated, if you know he straight, he don't deviate he straight. He's strict. Abu Bakr is different. He soft, Omar is like rough.
So Abu hurayrah said,
a number of them sahabas with the Prophet peace and blessings upon them and the Prophet he left one somewhere in they get nervous, the prophet is going too long. So I went to look for the profit and found him.
And so the make the long story short, the Prophet peace and blessings be upon him gave Abu hooray slip his sandals and said whoever you go past this war who you meet, who say, let al ilaha illa Illa Allah mcgoats agenda.
So he goes and who is the first one he went into Omar?
So Omar say, Where are you going? What's that in your hands? He said, this is the standards of the Prophet.
He said the Prophet said whoever I meet
past this wall, give them the good news of them going to Jenna, if they believe Laila Illa Allah you know, Omar did
shake come in for a second.
Now I love you know, I love you, right? Do you know martial arts? Yes, you do. So if I push you you know how to fall
Oman, push up woreda
on the floor, and Abu Raina was on the verge of crying.
In he says, get up and go to the Prophet peace and blessing we turn to the prophet and they went to the prophet and Omar x the Prophet Alayhi salat wa salam, did you say this? The Prophet said yes. He said, I recommend you don't say that, because the people will depend upon it.
See, that's the problem. people depend upon it. So sometimes Muslims you know, we like this Yo, man, Yo, man, I got it made. I got this thing. I got this gentleman. I got it made?
Not necessarily. So let me give you my proof. In my conclusion,
one of the Latif he's an Imam at New York University is a chaplain.
We have a gathering of him.
memes and he was asked to close out the door
and never forget this he said
Allah Ya Allah with your infinite mercy.
We have no idea how merciful allies.
I'm telling you we don't we have no idea how merciful Elias
Give me an example.
The Prophet Alayhi salat wa salam says, I know the last person to come out of the Hellfire
will be a man
who will come out of the Hellfire crawling
instead and walk and crawl and stand and walk and claw and stand and walk and crawl. And then he will turn to the Hellfire and say,
Praise be to Allah who have saved me from you.
Allah has given to me what he has given to nobody. This is the last person to come out of the Hellfire Allah has given to me what he's given to nobody.
The Prophet peace and blessing be upon them said taboo Eman, the book of faith.
He said Allah will say,
the angels have interceded the prophets have interceded, the believers have interceded for lamb. Yep, call our hamara mean, and none is left but the Most Merciful. And then he said, he will allow me to take a handful of people out of hell who have never done any good.
But take a handful of people out of hell who have never done any good. I need you for like 30 seconds.
How many people you think that is? A lot? Take a handful of people out of hell and never did any good. Raise your hand and tell me what you think.
2000 3000 2000 3000 which you think?
How do you count?
How you do it? How do you do? How do you limit it? You take one or two people? You think it's 1000s? You think it's billions you think is billions? You cannot even begin to imagine the mercy of Allah subhanho wa Taala yet, I'm not going to depend upon that. I know I did. So good. Shall it sound good? I made I made a lot. I make my slot every day I did some good.
Crying taking no chances with that. Because you reach a point
where Nana becomes the love of Allah
and wanting to obey Him.
One thing to be careful of and then I finish.
Column asuma He is so Mullah sudden,
men sutra, Muslim
sutra, Allah Allahu cydonia. Will
whoever covers the fault of a Muslim, Allah will cover their fault in this life and in the Hereafter.
You know, we think we think you know, we, you know, there's two sides of a lie.
He is severe and punishing punishment, but he's very merciful.
Wise, I think
my husband molecules, Matt is the one who committed Xena.
he goes to the Prophet.
So you have a pseudo Allah. I've committed Xena, not the promises. La Liga, Campbeltown maybe just kissed a wink or just touch this ad. No, no, I did.
The you know, adultery is strong punishment, but hard to prove. Uniform witnesses, not three.
For sure. You have to witness it not undercovers, anything like that you will have to witness it is very difficult.
The Prophet said, Whoever covers the fault of a Muslim. allow a cover therefore, in this life in the hair. I give one example. Five minutes. Can you give me five okay.
When you're moving on
Allah will judge a Muslim.
But before he judged him, he covers him.
So no one can see no hair
and allow our x this Muslim.
Do you remember on such and such day you committed this sin? They'll say yes.
Do you remember such and such day you committed that sin? Say yes. Do you remember such a such day you committed that sin? Do you remember on such and such day you committed that sin? Do you remember on such and such a day that you committed that sin and they will think that they are done? Finish over?
And then Allah say, I covered it for you in the dunya I forgive you today.
You did it man.
Who you think you are? You tell me one of you who think you so pious that you will have no sin. You tell me one of you
are the one of you to stand up and tell me I've never committed any sin. I dare one of you to say that.
He noticed things that we've done that Allah has coveted.
Even those people that do big things, they get away with it for years and years and years, a lot coveted for them.
But then when he judges the disbelievers he don't cover them.
So the whole world, billions of people witness
this question about loss upon what Allah
I warn you.
I warn you with this Hadeeth and then we finish
you know, ancestors you know, I love that the Prophet alayhi salatu was Salam. But the prophet that make himself ultimatum
Well, my son motilal alameen, we have sad sent you as a mercy to mankind I've sent you for that.
Fabien Mirage mataman Allah and Linda whom is by Allah's mercy, you are lenient with them.
Do you bear witness that from time to time the people in general can see the people of hell
and even talk to them? Do you bear witness to that? Are
The people in general will look at the people and Helen said masala Kaka filled
masala coffee now, Phil sacker nicer coffee soccer who made you in the Hellfire
mousseline those who used to make salad for that young man who said, you're going to wait until you're about to die and say, Hey, Lola, you didn't make a lot.
So there's many examples. I'm going to give them one example in the Hadith.
The Muslims in general will look down
in the Hellfire
and say arabela if we
can know so Luna and Luna and
Allah our brothers, they use the fast with us. They used to, you know, make prayer with us. They used to make Hodge with us.
So no, I'm thinking, Allah gonna say you don't know what they used to do.
You don't know what they did. You don't know how sincere they were. I'm thinking a lot gonna say something like that.
But what does Allah say? are three Joon minha men are often taken out of the Hellfire those whom you recognize this is this is think for a minute.
What made them see those in the help file? How they see him? Alone, they didn't see it. Allah knows all of this. What's gonna happen is the Lord's mercy, man.
Give it to Allah.
You got to be careful. The good news? Is that good deeds wipe out bad deeds. It tequila hate
what they say.
Follow bear debug good data wipe it out. But the bad news is that bad deeds wash out good deeds.
This is what a mufflers is. mufflers is one who got all those good deeds. They used to make prayer. Even in the masjid. They made Hodge they did all of that. But shatta Mahadeva had that but they
By this land this person they beat this person they shed the blood of that person. So be careful that not only do good deeds but protect them like a person with a bag of gold, and they got a big bag of gold and there's a hole in the in the bag. And as they're walking, the gold is falling out of the bag and they go miles and miles and miles and miles and all of a sudden, there is no gold the gold is gone. Because it came out the bag. The Salah is gone. The Hodge is gone with HUDs
agenda and accept the pilgrimage. There's no reward except Jen, but it's gone because of the bad deeds that we did.
So brothers and sisters, we ask Allah the Almighty to have mercy upon us, forgive us our sins and help us to enter the jinn and save us from the fire. mela bless you love you love the Imam Allah bless this Masjid those of you who didn't give earlier for the masjid for the upkeep of the magic give tonight. Honestly, you $5,000 $10,000 if you have it, Allah bless you. You want to get some edges from Allah.
help pay for the expenses of the masjid I pray before you leave. You do that is a Hydra salaam aleikum wa rahmatullah.